Candy Cane Oreo recipe from Christmas Cupcakes & A Caper #culinarycozy #recipes #foodporn #yummy #baking




Anna, from the Death by Cupcake series, thinks she can solve crimes with cupcakes. Well, I don’t know about that. What I do know is eating her candy cane Oreo cupcakes makes me forget about my problems. If you’re looking for a fun but not too time-intensive cupcake recipe for the holidays (I cheat with this one and use a cake mix), I recommend this recipe from Christmas Cupcakes & A Caper.



Ingredients (for 20 cupcakes)


  • 20 Oreos
  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • 4 candy canes
  • Oreos (leftover from above)
  • ¾ cup (170 grams) butter softened
  • 8 ounces (226 grams) cream cheese
  • 3 – 4 Cups of powdered sugar
  • Milk, if needed


  • Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius) and line 2 cupcake trays with cupcake liners.
  • Twist Oreos to break apart and put the side with the most cream, cream-side up into each cupcake liner.


  • Add eggs, oil, milk, and sour cream to cake mix. Stir until smooth. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full.
  • Bake 15 – 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • While cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.
  • Finely crush candy canes (I used a mortar and pestle) and finely crush the other half of the Oreos.

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  • Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until you get the desired consistency. If it gets too thick, add a bit of milk. Fold in the finely crushed candy canes and Oreos.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes and top with extra Oreos.


These were a big hit with our dinner guests and my in-laws, although my husband said there was too much frosting. As if. There can never be too much frosting!